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Financial auditors examine and analyze the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards and procedures. Accountants plan, organize and administer accounting systems for individuals and establishments. Articling students in accounting firms are included in this unit group. Financial auditors and accountants are employed by auditing and accounting firms throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.
accountant, certified general accountant (CGA), certified management accountant (CMA), chartered accountant (CA), chief accountant, financial auditor, income tax expert, industrial accountant, internal auditor.
- Examine and analyze journal and ledger entries, bank statements, inventories, expenditures, tax returns and other accounting and financial records, documents and systems of an individual, department, company or other establishment to ensure financial recording accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards, procedures and internal controls
- Prepare detailed reports on audit findings and make recommendations to improve individual or establishment's accounting and management practices
- Conduct field audits of businesses to ensure compliance with provisions of the Income Tax Act, Canadian Business Corporations Act or other statutory requirements
- May supervise other auditors or professionals in charge of accounting within client's establishment.
- Plan, set up and administer accounting systems and prepare financial information for an individual, department, company or other establishment
- Examine accounting records and prepare financial statements and reports
- Develop and maintain cost finding, reporting and internal control procedures
- Examine financial accounts and records and prepare income tax returns from accounting records
- Analyze financial statements and reports and provide financial, business and tax advice
- May act as a trustee in bankruptcy proceedings
- May supervise and train articling students, other accountants or administrative technicians.
Outlook & Prospects for Financial Auditors and Accountants in Winnipeg Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Employment prospects are good for Financial Auditors and Accountants. This is a relatively large occupational group in the area. This occupation is fairly insulated from changing economic conditions given the need for these professionals throughout all industry sectors.
Opportunities are especially good for those with a strong financial analysis background, with taxation expertise, and with international experience.
Accounting firms actively recruit at universities to fill junior job vacancies. Employment agencies are also a typical source used by employers. There is a continuing demand for accountants in Winnipeg.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Canadian Tire plans to open a new cloud computing centre in downtown Winnipeg, which is expected to create 50 local jobs
- A new residential development, the Ridgewood South, was approved near the Charleswood area in Winnipeg. As many as 8,700 new residents are expected to move into the area over the next 15 years.
Week of Feb 25 – Mar 01, 2013
- AssentWorks has merged with Ramp-Up Manitoba, to create a workspace for digital-technology entrepreneurs in Winnipeg
Week of Feb 11 – Feb 15, 2013
Week of Jan 14 – Jan 18, 2013
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